Please review parking permit options before coming to campus. Parking fees apply beginning 9/27.

On-Campus Parking

Fees apply Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays. 

Chandler ave Parking Lot

This lot is intended for short-term parking. Enter your license plate number and pay hourly ($1) or daily ($4 max) at the kiosk located between Tykeson and Obsidian Hall. 

Your license plate serves as your virtual permit; no need to return to car after purchasing permit at kiosk.

Simpson Ave Parking Lot

We offer our most economical rates in our newest lot. We offer daily parking ($2/day at the kiosk located between Tykeson and Obsidian Hall) and long-term permits for employees or residents in this lot. Accessed from Simpson Avenue, this lot is a short walk from Ray Hall, our newest building on campus. 

Employees and commuters can purchase a monthly permit online. This permit is issued on a rolling calendar basis and can be renewed online.

Resident students can purchase a term permit valid through Spring break

Free Carpool Parking

Commuters can apply for a carpool permit to obtain free parking in designated spaces. Please download and complete the form below.

Please attach the form to your application for a permit online at

Graduate & Research Center Parking

Daily parking at the Graduate & Research Center is free during classes held in the building. No overnight parking is allowed without prior approval.

Motorcycle Parking for Employees and Students

Free in designated spaces adjacent to the covered bicycle rack near Tykeson Hall. Registering your motorcycle as a vehicle is required.

Connecting the Campus by Bus or Safe Rides

Transit services, biking, and designated walking routes between campus facilities are available. Cascades East Transit (CET) provides transit service to campus every 30 minutes via Routes 10 and 11. Check CET’s website for the latest routing and schedules. Bend bus routes are free for all riders through the end of 2021. In 2022, scan your OSU-Cascades ID card upon boarding for free rides on Bend area routes.  

Pre-Tax Parking Option for Employees

State and Federal tax laws allow employees to save taxes on parking at work by setting up a pretax payroll deduction that reduces taxable income. Qualified expenses are exempt from Federal, State and FICA (Social Security and Medicare) taxes. Your tax savings will vary, depending on your deduction amount and your tax bracket. Most employees will save approximately $13.50 on every $50 they pay for qualified expenses (27%). Employees can complete the online enrollment form throughout the year. 

To get started, learn more at:

An online form can be downloaded at:

Submit forms to OSU-Cascades human resources.

Income-Based Parking Fee

Full-time employees may earn free or reduced-cost parking if their income (i.e., "base salary") is below a given threshold. This threshold is 185% of the federal poverty level, consistent with eligibility for a 2-person household in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Oregon. 

University Standard 07-025 governs the use of vehicles, the use of non-motorized transportation, and parking, on Oregon State University  (“university”) property.